Senior SAP PP Analyst (Production Planning). in Charlotte, North Carolina at KaVo Kerr

Date Posted: 9/11/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: KAV002138

About Us

KaVo Kerr is a cohesive organization comprised of two global leaders, united to provide dental excellence and serve as a single premier partner for the dental community.  KaVo Kerr operates with a common vision inspiring and helping our customers, their patients and our own associates realize their potential.  KaVo Kerr offers solutions for endodontics, restoratives, treatment units, infection prevention, imaging, rotary and instruments


The SAP Production Planning Analyst is responsible for supporting multi-site users in all areas of SAP application problems.  The SAP Business Analyst will coach and train users, maintain a good working relationship with local businesses, and with IT colleagues in KaVo Headquarters and collaborate with the network team in support of their work.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Drive, support and improve the Kavo Kerr user community utilization and performance in SAP PP. 
  • Coach and train end users of SAP.
  • Collaborate with global functional and technical teams on business needs, information, applications and long-term plans.
  • Recommend investments into new tools or new processes.
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) in conception, modelling and implementation of R/3 applications including SAP Configuration and Custom Development (ABAP).
  • Elevate roadblocks to appropriate levels of management and develop countermeasures as needed.
  • Perform SAP system configuration as required and daily break-fix/troubleshooting support.
  • Analyze problems and develop strategies and solutions.
  • Perform system enhancements and developments to include writing. Functional specifications to meet requirements, technical design, configuration, testing and documentation.

Job Requirements


Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences or Bachelor degree with other relevant education
  • 8+ years of relevant SAP Production Planning and Control module functional experience including MRP, Capacity Planning, BOMs, Super BOMs, Work Center, Routings, Internal KANBAN, Planned Order/Production Orders, Order Reservation including make-to-order, make-to-stock, equipment’s and serial numbers
  • Must have been involved in a minimum of one full cycle ERP implementations
  • Current hands-on configuration in SAP Production Planning and Control
  • Must understand the process flow for Standard Order and from Order Entry to how the order is made on the production side to the delivery of the order.
  • Experience in Cross Functional Integration of PP module with MM, SD, CS, LES, and FI/CO modules
  • Understanding of Costing
  • Willing and able to travel up to 10%
Preferred Requirements:
  • 8+ years of relevant SAP Production Planning and Control functional Experience
  • Three full cycle ERP implementations, one being in SAP
  • ABAP experience including ability to read ABAP code
  • SAP Batch job experience in Scheduling and Monitoring
  • Experience in RICEFW
  • Experience in Variant Configuration
  • Understanding of SAP MRP and its integration points within sales and distribution
  • Hands on experience in EDI, IDOCs (inbound and outbound)
  • Experience working directly with end users or business to gather and define requirements for system enhancements or to solve any production issues.
  • Experienced working in an international, multi-cultural team with offshore programming resources
  • Experience working in a FDA regulated/compliant environment
  • Proven experience in leading a project
  • APO – Demand Planning Process Experience
  • Experience in Plant Maintenance PM
  • Positive attitude, presentation and excellent communication skills
  • Strong documentation skills

Kavo Dental Technologies LLC is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.



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